A couple of days before the New Year, I was notified by my friend, Sam Chui that there was a great promotion going on at the Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park. As my check-out date from Courtyard by Marriott Bangkok was coming, I took a look at what promotion it was offering.
To my surprise, there was an unbelievable promotion called: “Now or Never.” This promotion was a very rare promotion in which the room rates fell more than 70% of the regular rate. To take advantage of this promotion, there is a minimum of 5 nights of consecutive booking. Nevertheless, the daily rate was around 1170 Thai Bath or US$32 and staying for 5 nights only cost me around US$150.
Since Mrs. White was in the quarantine facility for the next 10 days, it was a great opportunity to stay at the hotel to stack up my Marriott Bonvoy elite nights to renew my Titanium tier. I stayed in this hotel couple of times a few years back and I was hoping that reviewing how things changed will be a good opportunity as well.
About Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park:
First built in 1972, Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park was formerly known as The Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel. After a multimillion-dollar renovation in 2014, the hotel was changed to Marriott property and it is one of the largest hotels in Bangkok.
There are 1388 rooms at the hotel ranging from Deluxe to the Presidential Suite and all rooms and suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows, work stations, and luxurious bedding. The hotel is ideally located on Sukhumvit Road, which is in walking vicinity to malls, BTS Skytrain station and parks.
The rooms are separated into two towers: North and South Towers with each tower having around 690 rooms. Restaurants with international cuisines, club lounges and bars are situated throughout each tower.
Booking Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park:
Making the reservation was a straightforward process. I used my Marriott Bonvoy app to book 10 nights under the “Now Or Never” rate and it cost me only US$311 including taxes and fees. The regular rate of this hotel is around US$100 per night so staying at a 5-star hotel for US$30 a night is simply jaw-dropping.
Checking-In at the Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park:
It was a New Years’ week and not only me but I realized a lot of guests saw this promotion and the hotel was a nearly full house. As a Marriott Titanium Elite, I was hoping to check in early but due to high capacity, I was notified by the hotel that the earliest check-in time was 2 pm.
As I arrived at the hotel, I was greeted warmly and escorted to the check-in desk. The check-in desks are located on the ground floor just passing by the lobby lounge. Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park has a stylish, ambient and social lobby space called the Greatroom is an intuitive, integrated space that allows guests to meet, mingle, rest, work and be brilliant.
Once I reached for the check-in, there were a lot of guests in line. Thankfully, a separate line for Bonvoy elites was provided and I was able to save time queueing up. After a brief introduction about the hotel by the staff, I got my key card and proceed up to my room which was located in the North Tower.
Unfortunately, since it was the winter holiday season and New Year so a complimentary upgrade to standard suites was almost impossible as most of the rooms were sold out. Instead, I was upgraded to Deluxe Room with City View located on the higher floor as well as Bonvoy elite benefits such as welcome points and complimentary breakfast and lounge access were also offered.
Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park Deluxe Room:
My room was 1715 in the South Tower. The elevator to the South Tower is located on the right corner near Goji restaurant where your breakfast buffet is served.
My first impression of the room was clean and brilliant. The room features 32sq meters or 344 square feet in size with floor-to-ceiling windows, a marble floor, universal sockets, USB ports, a work table and a separate shower and bathtub.
Everything in the room was fine except the bathtub. I was really confused about the size of the bathtub. The bathtub was oddly designed and was really small in size and deep in depth. I think it is more likely for children to use rather than adults use as you cant even stretch your legs if you plan to have a dip.
Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park Goji Kitchen + Bar:
Breakfast is served at Goji Kitchen + Bar restaurant from 6:30 am to 10 am. Breakfast is served as a buffet from local Thai-Asian style to International cuisine including a series of live cooking stations.
The restaurant has different seating locations and plenty of seats to accommodate the hotel guests. As you enter the restaurant, you will be able to see the beverage stands where you can get coffee or juice. Then, on turning to the right side, this is where all the mains and dessert stands are located. Due to COVID19 regulations, some buffet stands such as salad bars and fruits are covered with a partition and require staff members to help pick your choices.
Even though there were a lot of guests for the breakfast, the buffet was replenished and the overall taste and quality of food were great. For 10 days of my stay, I have not had any negative experiences except having some long lines to get the food.
Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park M Club Lounge:
Usually, the M Club Lounge at Bangkok Marriott Marquis is located on the 20th floor but due to COVID-19, the hotel temporarily relocated to an exclusive area on the ground floor, replacing the lobby lounge.
The M Club Lounge operates from 10:30 am to 8 pm and offers all-day beverages, evening hors d’oeuvres and light dinner options. An open bar with wines, beers, and spirits is also right next to the food stand.
Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park ABar:
Nestled on the 37th rooftop floor, ABar overlooks the Bangkok skyline and evokes the ambiance of a bygone era with rich wooden décor, wingback chairs and leather-bound books. This refined cocktail bar specializes in dark spirits and creative cocktails.
Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park Gym and Pool:
The gym, spa and pool are located on the 9th floor of the South Tower. The huge gym operates 24 hours and features numerous pieces of workout equipment and also has a separate squash room available by reservation. The swimming pool is just outside the way to the gym and it is available from 8 am to 8 pm daily but I have not seen a lot of people using the swimming pool during my stay.
The hotel also has a private entry to Benchasiri Park which is connected through the main lobby. For those who love to take a run outdoors, I recommend you to visit the park.
Restaurants at Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park:
You can enjoy several restaurants while staying at the hotel. As mentioned above, the Goji restaurant also offers lunch and dinner while if you crave either Chinese or Asian cuisines, Pagoda Chinese Restaurant or Akira Back – A Michellin-starred restaurant is the choice for you.
Many thanks to Sam Chui for letting me know about this amazing offer. During my stay, I had a great time meeting some of the travel bloggers and social media followers as they too, took the advantage. I am not sure when this kind of promotion will ever return again. Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park is best for business travelers and tourists in families with easy access to attractions, outdoor fun and other family-friendly attractions.
I have not yet experienced the suites in this hotel so hopefully, on my next visit, I am able to try out the suite for extended reviews!